Scale Model Study of Los Angeles International Airport

by Richard G. Cann, Cambridge Collaborative, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 3, Pg. 455-462

Document Type: Journal Paper


Property acquisition along the north boundary of Los Angeles International Airport was anticipated to expose previously shielded residents to aircraft ground operations. As a result, the installation of a noise barrier was proposed. Possible designs and locations of this barrier were studied using a 3,000-sq ft (280-m²) acoustic model and scaled aircraft noise sources. The acoustic accuracy of the model was verified by means of field tests. The simplest barrier that replaces the shielding effectiveness of the acquired houses is a 20-ft (6.1-m) high wall.

Subject Headings: Scale models | Airports and airfields | Aircraft and spacecraft | Noise pollution | Highway barriers | Model accuracy | Field tests | Domain boundary | Los Angeles | California | United States

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